Apostilles are coming to Guatemala on September 18, 2017
 

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JANUARY 31, 2017

GuatemalaStarting September 18, 2017 Guatemala will be accepting Hague apostilles

On January 19 2017, the Republic of Guatemala deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents ("Apostille Convention"), making it the 113th Contracting State to the Convention. Following the usual procedural steps, the Convention will enter into force for Guatemala on September 18, 2017.

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How to legalize a document for Guatemala?

The Apostille Convention (also known as the Treaty of Apostille, or The Hague Convention will abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents) was signed on October 5, 1961.  Now that Guatemala joined the Convention the procedure of document legalization for this country will becoming much less complicated. Before you had to go through multiple steps to have your documents legalized (in many case these steps included notarization, county clerk authentication, Secretary of State level (foreign certificate), federal level (U.S. Department of State in Washington DC), and, finally, the embassy. Now, the legalization will be complete at the state level. The Office of the Secretary of State will issue an apostille, and your document will be good to be shipped to Guatemala. An apostille will make your document valid and legal in Guatemala. But it only will be happening after September 18th, 2017. Until then, all documents still need to be legalized by the Consulate or Embassy of Guatemala.

Most common documents we process for Guatemala are

  • birth certificates - all states
  • marriage certificates - all states
  • death certificates - all states
  • divorce judgments
  • criminal records
  • powers of attorney and other personal documents
  • corporate documents including articles of incorporation, certificates of good standing, bylaws and operating agreements, corporate powers of attorney, recolutions, consents, etc.

 

175 apostille 1Our guarantee: if we are not able to apostille your document(s), we will issue a 100% refund.

We process documents for all countries.

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We process documents from all 50 U.S. States (apostilles and certifications), the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC (federal apostilles and certifications), and all foreign embassies/consulates.

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Foreign Documents Express is a registered service provider with the Secretary of State - authentications, Hague apostilles, and certification.

Our mailing address is

Foreign Documents Express
123 Seventh Avenue
Suite 175
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: (646) 267-1140

Fax: (800) 905-0421

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept checks (including personal checks), money orders, PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union, bank transfers.

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You can call us at (646) 267-1140 with any questions about apostille process. We are available Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to answer your questions. You can also fax or email copies of your documents for a free evaluation. We will advise if your documents qualify for apostilles and, if not, what steps need to be taken.

Processing times differ depending on nature of your documents. In each case will provide the time estimate, and will do our best to meet the deadline.

Delivery by FedEx (within the U.S.) is included in the price. We also ship internationally. FedEx International is $60 to most countries (except for Eastern Europe and Latin America, which is $90).

Apostilles and embassy legalization procedures are not complicated if you entrust your documents to legalization experts who know the requirements of U.S. apostille agencies, foreign consulates and embassies and the requirements of the receiving organizations in foreign countries.